|Full name||Marco Bollesan|
|Date of birth||July 7, 1941|
|Place of birth||Chioggia, Venice, Italy|
|Occupation(s)||Iron worker, Management, Public relations|
|Rugby union career|
Marco Bollesan (born 7 July 1941) is an Italian former rugby union player, coach and manager.
During the conscription period he practiced rowing for the Italian National Military selection, but afterwards he returned to rugby. He made his international debut with the Italian team in 1963 at Grenoble against France (Italy lost 12-14).
Until 1975 he won 47 full caps and played 37 matches as captain.
In 1965 he moved from Genoa to Naples to play with the Partenope that had just won the Italian championship. In order to get that the Neapolitan club's managed to get from Italsider the moving of the player from Genoa to the steel mill located in Bagnoli, near Neaples. In 1966 Partenope won its second in a row - and to date, last - Championship.
From 1985 to 1988 he was the Italian National Team's head coach and took part at the 1987 Rugby World Cup.
Later he managed Rugby Livorno, CUS Genova and Rugby Alghero.
In 1997, when Amatori Milano was facing dire straits due to lack of money, he offered to coach the team for free.
From 2003 to the 2008 Six Nations he has been responsible for public relations for the Italian Rugby Federation, and is currently the chairman of SportinGenova, a company that manage all the sport venues owned by the comune of Genoa.
- 2 Italian Championships:
- Partenope 1965-1966
- Rugby Brescia 1974-1975
- Italy national rugby union team: 47 full caps (37 as captain) 1963-1975
- Manager of the Italian team at the 1987 Rugby World Cup
Paolo Paladini/Marco Pulli
|Italy National Rugby Union Coach